The behavior of Emiliano Martinez against the tricolor shooters during the penalty shootout in the World Cup final should not remain without consequence.
Emiliano Martinez was the hero of Albiceleste’s victory over Les Bleus in the World Cup final. Because before shocking the world – and delighting Argentine supporters – by multiplying provocations, in particular against Kylian Mbappé, the Aston Villa goalkeeper ruined the last hopes of the tricolor. After signing an anthology stoppage against Randal Kolo Muani in extra time, he showed no mercy during the penalty shootout.
Author of a first save against Kingsley Coman, who was shooting in the second French side, he won his duel against Aurélien Tchouameni, whose shot, too crossed, went to the wrong side of the post. Anything but a coincidence. Emiliano Martinez has indeed fought a psychological battle with the tricolor midfielder, insulting him several times or sending him to get the ball several meters from the penalty spot. ” I knew the boy was going to be nervous. I tried to play it mentally by throwing the ball, talking to him and he shot wide. He shit himself on it », he said after the final.
Forbidden to speak to the shooter!
But to believe Ole, the behavior of Emiliano Martinez did not please in high places. Confirming information published in the English press, the Argentine daily ensures that the authorities are indeed thinking of prohibit goalkeepers from talking to shooters before a penalty. The subject should be on the table next month and new rules enacted for next season. Bad news for Emiliano Martinez.
Hugo Lloris will no doubt appreciate it. ” Fooling around with the goal, ostensibly destabilizing the opponent by playing with the limit, I don’t know how to do it, had explained to The Team the most capped player in the history of the Blues (145 caps). I’m too rational, too honest to go into that area. »